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Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKB 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Ships from United States. Most customers receive within 3-9 days.

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  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6
  • 3 years limited

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Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000AAKB

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Outstanding product and support 9/19/2019 8:09:57 AM

Pros: Western Digital is extremely reliable in my opinion and has very good product support.

Cons: I ultimately turned to a professional to make a clone into the new HDD with the partitioning I wanted. This was a matter of convenience for me to save personal time.

Overall Review: I recommend Western Digital for good results overall.

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1/ 5
RIPOFF! 3/20/2018 12:54:55 PM

Pros: NOT A THING!

Cons: DRIVE ARRIVED D.O.A.! DRIVE IS NOT NEW! DATE OF MANUFACTURE IS OVER 7 YEARS OLD! W/D REFUSES TO WARRANTY DRIVE! COMPANIES DOING THINGS LIKE THIS SHOULD NOT BE SELLING THROUGH NEWEGG!

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Jerry B.

We regret that the initial installation of your WD Blue drive did not function as expected.

As a troubleshooting step, please test the drive on Windows using our Data Lifeguard Diagnostics program. If it passes the test we recommend testing another drive bay or SATA port on your system.

""Testing a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows"":
https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=940

If the test is unfortunately inconclusive and you just purchased the drive then you should be able to return it to the place of purchase. However, if you are past their return policy, you can create an RMA through WD and replace the drive under warranty if necessary.

""How to get an RMA to replace a defective product, or obtain a power supply or USB cable for a WD product"":
https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=8

We would like to follow-up with you to help discover the root of your hard drive’s abnormal behavior, or help replace it for you if needed in order to provide a positive resolution to your experience"

Please contact us and mention the support case below as a reference to this review.

case number : 032118-12816790

Need Help? Please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good Source of Obscure, Vintage HDD 7/31/2015 9:39:19 PM

Pros: Rapid availability of a non-re-manufactured/reconditioned HDD needed as an exact replacement for a failing drive in an antiquated Dell desktop which is about 10 years old. Sales folks were resourceful, courteous, capable, and serious. Sadly, I had to pay a premium for an outdated product but there were few options non of which were better than dealing with the folks I selected.

Cons: Sadly, I had to pay a premium for an outdated product but there were few options and none were better than dealing with the folks I selected.

Overall Review: If you must gain access to a HDD that is no longer manufactured nor available and you are willing to pay a premium for a factory-fresh product, I suggest you contact this organization.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great HD 10/7/2012 8:14:21 AM

Pros: Still working
Use as storage in my WHS V1
Good price

Cons: NONE!!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Not quite 3 years 9/8/2011 9:20:18 PM

Pros: Great price at the time, easy to install as a slave drive, fairly quite and cool running.

Cons: WD warranty for 3 years 2 years and 6 months after install the drive failed. If this were my primary drive it'd be one thing but this was my second drive used only for storing pictures and videos.

Overall Review: Bought this drive after my OEM drive failed and I had to spend $$ getting my data recovered. Wish I had the $$ for a SSD

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
It Happens 6/1/2011 1:38:27 PM

Pros: WD has a great reputation. It was built on performance. Their drives have been bullet-proof over the years. I use them almost exclusively.

Cons: I have had three drives fail in the past three years. The last one was just RMA'd. It had been up for 8 weeks. I feel the quality of WD drives is sliding from what their reputation dictates.

Overall Review: Download Data Lifeguard tools for your particular WD drive. If you've seen a HDD go south enough times then it will save you some grief thinking it is other components. Yes, WD was gracious in sending out a replacement even though I must pay shipping on the RMA'd unit. Hey, many companies would tell you to take a hike. Just got hosed this time that's all.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
No Problems Here 4/20/2011 6:01:30 PM

Pros: Quiet. Stable. Reliable. Compatable with most any controller. Plenty of storage space.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: To date I own 13 WD HDD's. Of all these one has failed, well past it's rated lifespan. I have installed more than I can count and of those two died, one from overheating and one DOA. Your mileage may vary.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
XBMC 4/14/2011 6:35:06 AM

Pros: very good drive considering i used it for my xbox for xbmc and it handles it all in stride. i use it for movie watching to playing old school games like atari and such. it has handled it all very well and is very quite, so no complaints..

Cons: doesnt transform my xbox to get me a beer... and is kinda expensive if compared to sata but still decent.

Overall Review: wish seagate had a drive like this when i got this one, i do perfer seagate..

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